|Dragon Hatch Opened to ISS|
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit and Joe Acaba of NASA and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers opened the hatch to SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft and entered the vehicle May 26, one day after the world's first commercial cargo spacecraft was berthed to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module. Dragon will remain berthed to Harmony until May 31, enabling the crew to unload supplies for the station's residents before it is re-grappled...
Keywords: What -- Earth; Where -- Pacific Ocean; Space; Dragon; Hatch; Opening
|Station Hatch Opens on Space Travelling Trio|
A few hours after docking their Soyuz spacecraft with the International Space Station, Gennady Padalka, Joe Acaba and Sergei Revin opened hatches and were greeted by three crew members who have been on the outpost since December; station Commander Oleg Kononenko, NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers. The new arrivals also received congratulatory calls and best wishes from American and Russian space officials and their families gathered at the Ru...
Keywords: Who -- Oleg Kononenko; Where -- Russia; Who -- Gennady Padalka; Exp; 31; Hatch; Opening; 17; 12